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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: This problem of mine
Date Tue, 12 May 2009 18:12:31 GMT

On May 12, 2009, at 10:56 AM, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:

> On May 12, 2009, at 9:06 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 5:14 PM, Alan D. Cabrera < 
>> > wrote:
>>> ...I'd like someone to come up with a concise argument that would  
>>> allow me to
>>> let this go other than "nope, it's not the same".  Otherwise, I  
>>> feel that I
>>> need to bring up a vote to put the issue to bed once and for all....
>> The only thing that I can say is that from the ASF's point of view
>> your project's name is "Apache Ki", no just "Ki".
> So, this is an interesting point.  Can we change Apache Geronimo's  
> name to Apache WebSphere and get a way with it?

The main point is that you and I disagree on whether FixFlyer Ki and  
Apache Ki are in the same domain.

I have neither broad nor deep experience with securities trading  
systems, but I do know what financial securities are. And I claim that  
someone knowledgeable enough about computer systems to be in a  
position to evaluate software for securities trading systems, should  
know the difference between Java security and Securities Trading.

But to answer your question, if Apache WebSphere were a loose-knit  
pajama bottom, I doubt that anyone would complain about the name  
conflict. As it is, Geronimo and WebSphere are in the same domain.

>> About the actual risks associated with FixFlyer's considering that
>> Apache Ki infringes on their trademarks, the best might be to ask
> Do we want to get into this kind of tussle straight out of the gate  
> w/ a podling that's been "using" this name for such short while?
> Regards,
> Alan
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Craig L Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
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P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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